Top 10 All Time Best Anya Taylor-Joy Movies You Must See
Dennis Alan Taylor, a former banker who was given an MBE and the OBE, and Jennifer Marina Joy, a psychotherapist, gave birth to Anya Josephine Marie Taylor-Joy on April 16, 1996, in Miami, Florida.
Taylor-Joy has claimed that her birth in Miami was a "fluke," since her parents were just on vacation in the city at the time; nevertheless, owing to the country's jus soli nationality legislation, she has US citizenship as a result of her birthplace.
Her father is an Argentine of English and Scottish ancestry, the son of Alfred Royal Taylor, a British father, and Violet Mary Forrest, an Argentine-British mother. Her mother was born in Zambia to David Joy, an English diplomat, and Montserrat Morancho Saumench, a Spanish mother from Barcelona.
She is the eldest of six children; four of them are from her father's previous marriage. Taylor-Joy was born in Buenos Aires and attended Northlands School until she was six years old when her family moved to the Victoria district of London.
She is bilingual (Spanish and English) and has dual citizenship (British and American). Taylor-Joy described the relocation as "difficult," and she refused to learn English in the hopes of returning to Argentina.
She received her education at Hill House and went on to Queen's Gate School, where she performed in school plays. She dropped out of school at the age of sixteen due to bullying from her peers.
Argentina is lush with greenery, and I had horses and animals all over the place, she remembered. I found myself in a large metropolis with no knowledge of the language. I didn't feel at all like I belonged anyplace.
I was much too English to be Argentine, far too Argentine to be English, and far too American to be anything. The youngsters just could not comprehend me in any way. I used to be locked in lockers on a regular basis. I used to weep a lot in the restrooms at school.
Storm Management founder Sarah Doukas saw her as a model when strolling outside Harrods department store in Knightsbridge, London, when she was seventeen years old.
The Witch, based on Robert Eggers' Sundance blockbuster, was about an exiled Puritan family struggling with the lure of evil, as represented by Thomasin, portrayed by Taylor-Joy.
The Witch, set in 17th-century New England, continues to torment Taylor-Joy to this day. Taylor-Joy described wrapping "The Witch" as her "the first heartache" during Variety's "Actors on Actors" series. "The loss of a universe that existed with a bunch of individuals who were my everything for a while, and now it's over," Taylor-Joy returned the stare.
"I had no idea how I was going to cope with that." Taylor-Joy previously said that after seeing "The Witch" in cinemas, she believed she would never work again. During an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Taylor-Joy stated, "I thought I'd never work again; I still get chills thinking about it."
It was simply the worst feeling in the world to think, "I've let down the people I care about the most in the world." I didn't do it correctly.'
And I'm very talkative; I like talking and communicating. I didn't say anything; I simply wept. I couldn't bear seeing my face that big."
The 2016 Barack Obama biopic "Barry" opened to mixed reviews at the Toronto International Film Festival. Set in 1981 in New York City, 20-year-old Barry (Devon Terrell) goes to Columbia University for his junior year of college, where he encounters a barrage of microaggressions and racial comments.
When Barry starts dating Charlotte (Taylor-Joy), their mixed-race relationship attracts unwelcome attention from their peers. In his review for IndieWire, David Ehlrich compares "Barry" to "Shakespeare in Love," praising Taylor-portrayal Joy's as "so vivid and emotional that you'd never think her character is a collage of Obama's college paramours."
In fact, Charlotte's character, in a reference to Barack Obama's 2008 presidential campaign, questioned Barry, "Do you not believe in change?"
"Here is an urgent testament to the power of pluralism, a film that utilizes the narrative of a bi-racial guy to argue that being American means not having to choose a side, meaning not having to be white or black at the cost of everything else," Ehrlich said.
"Barry" never gets to be the change it wants to see in the world because it fails to be both a biography and a study of America's dividing lines. "
Taylor-Joy was instantly attracted to the character of Petronella "Nella" Brandt in PBS' three-part drama "The Miniaturist," based on Jessie Burton's book. Nella is a 17th-century Dutch bride who finds it difficult to adjust to married life with her new husband Johannes (Alex Hassle) and his strict Amsterdam family.
Nella finds herself navigating family politics and inquisitive servants fast. Taylor-Joy told IndieWire exclusively, "I think she's really naive at first." "She's been taught by society that she must be submissive.
She's been taught what's expected of her whole life, so I don't believe she's had any other thoughts." "Because she finds herself in a new position, she really becomes very resilient," Taylor-Joy said. Although Taylor-Joy found the job "frustrating" at times, it was an "interesting exercise" in controlling her emotions — and her waist.
"In ‘The Miniaturist,' we had a few emotional moments where the director would simply say, ‘You need to tone it down because the level at which you are is not the level where this character should be,'" says the actor.
Taylor-Joy recalled something. "Wow, that's the first time anybody has ever urged me to tone it down," I said. I'd also never worn a corset before. On both sides of my body, I still have scars."
M. Night Shyamalan's smash movie "Split" allowed Taylor-Joy to show off her gentler side while still portraying a typical high school student. until she is abducted by Kevin Wendell Crumb (James McAvoy) and his 23 distinct personas, including the murderous Beast.
Casey, played by Taylor-Joy, empathized with Kevin's terrible childhood, and the viewer is encouraged to examine Casey's wounds from the past and present.
In her review of the film, IndieWire reviewer Jette Kernion said, "The movie focuses too much on close-ups of Casey's face in lieu of a good narrative," contrasting Taylor-painfully Joy's minute facial movements with McAvoy's dramatic "transformations" as different personas.
When Taylor-Joy first heard about Casey's sexual abuse in the screenplay, she struggled, she revealed in an interview with Harper's Bazaar. She said, "By the end of the read-through, I couldn't deal." "I simply shut myself in a room and sobbed since we had to go to rehearsals right after lunch.
Because my characters are extremely real to me and I love them like family, I wept for a long time. Everyone's suffering is obviously different, and the only way I could reach hers was via empathy. I couldn't pretend to understand what she was going through.
I hope I did a decent job of portraying it. Everyone copes with tragedy in their own way, and she just closes down."
With The New Mutants, Marvel tried a new sort of superhero film in 2020. The film used a science-fiction style that bordered on horror, which is a departure from the previous MCU films, which mostly stick to the action-adventure and comedy genres.
The New Mutants followed a group of teenage mutants as they discovered their abilities and attempted to work together to avoid arrest, with Illyana Rasputin (Taylor-Joy) as one of the major characters.
From 20th Century Fox (2016), "Morgan" from 20th Century Fox (2016). Taylor-Joy was featured prominently in the sci-fi drama "Morgan" as a strange artificial intelligence experiment gone awry. In the 2016 drama directed by Ridley Scott's son, Luke Scott, Kate Mara is a corporate risk management expert charged with controlling Morgan.
In her review, critic Kate Erbland stated that "Morgan" is "simply another sci-fi picture that's solely designed to fail," although it was Taylor-first Joy's venture into high concept projects.
Taylor-Joy described playing the genderless A.I. as freeing in an interview with Bustle. Taylor-Joy said, "I never worried about Morgan's gender because Morgan doesn't think about her gender."
We live in a society where people put a lot of emphasis on gender and use it to control what you can and can't do, and I think that's ridiculous." "One of my favorite phrases is: Any emotion you're experiencing right now is a wonderful representation of your human experience," Taylor-Joy said.
To be honest, it involves feeling like a complete jerk. You can't truly have the highs if you don't have the lows, and the highs are so good."
"Thoroughbreds" are a kind of horse (2017) Based on the same-named play by Cory Finley, "Thoroughbreds" examines the contrast between sociopathy and empathy via the characters of Olivia Cooke and Taylor-Joy, two wealthy, disturbed teenagers with a thirst for murder.
In one of Anton Yelchin's last performances before his sad demise, he plays a washed-up heroin dealer.
The murder-for-hire storyline was such a success at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival that Focus Features bought the film for $5 million, making it one of the festival's first acquisitions.
"I never worry whether a filmmaker is going to be competent because for me it's more about a strong emotional connection," Taylor-Joy said at the London premiere of first-time writer-director Finley.
I have a particular feel with individuals from a certain tribe, and I felt like I had just found my soulmate when I met Cory."
And Taylor-performance Joy's in "The Witch" tormented her even more: "It was only after the film finished and I shed her skin that I had the clarity to realize she's such a poisonous person," she recalled.
"And, although she is a symptom of her surroundings, it was odd to inhabit her for such a long period, since you end yourself rationalizing her actions."
In Playmobil: The Movie, Daniel Radcliffe plays secret spy Rex Dasher. The Playmobil film tried to follow in the footsteps of The Lego Movie by focusing on famous toys coming to life and weaving a narrative around the different characters introduced in the film.
Marla (Taylor-Joy) enlists the assistance of different people, including Rex Dasher, to locate her missing brother (Daniel Radcliffe). Although the film has received mixed reviews, it is an intriguing and unusual addition to Taylor's career.
Taylor-Joy made her big-screen debut in 2014 with the British horror comedy Vampire Academy, despite the fact that she was officially uncredited in the picture. Joy was given the respectable part of "Feeder Girl," but she didn't have much of an effect in the comical vampire story starring Zoey Deutsch, Gabriel Byrne, Claire Foy, and others.
Rose Hathaway (Deutsch) is a half-vampire, half-human pupil who must flee her school in order to save her best friend Lissa (Lucy Fry) from a bloodsucking threat.
Peaky Blinders and The Dark Crystal were two of Taylor-most Joy's well-known TV shows in 2019. She did, however, feature in a little-known period film called Radioactive in between those two productions.
The rom-com biopic, which was shot in Hungary, follows the love story of Polish scientist Marie Curie (Rosamund Pike) and her eventual husband, Pierre Curie (Sam Riley). While the two deal with personal problems, their contributions to the field of medicine in the twentieth century are recognized.